ERIC Number: ED396599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Mentoring in the Academy: A Survey of Existing Programs.
Dunn, Rebecca E.; Moody, Janice R.
This study examined the success and failure of mentoring programs based on interviews with representatives of 228 U.S. colleges. The types of mentoring programs identified are faculty to faculty, faculty to student, student to student, staff and administrators, alumni, and middle school. The study compiled the characteristics of program types (formal, semi-formal or informal), listed factors contributing to success, identified common reasons for failure, and assembled a list of considerations for those universities and community colleges contemplating the institution of such programs. The purposes of the programs are also considered. Recommendations for these programs, based on survey results, include funding considerations, developing contact and assessment guidelines, providing training for mentors, ensuring confidentiality, considering gender in matching participants, encouraging follow through by both parties, and including a risk free trial period. An appendix gives more detail on survey parameters. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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